Lawyer jailed for refusing to recite Pledge

What we have in Mississippi this week is a failure to communicate.

A judge in Tupelo yesterday ordered Danny Lampley to jail for contempt of court. His crime? He wouldn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of a court session.

Here’s proof.

“I don’t have to say it because I’m an American,” the lawyer told

Normally, I don’t recommend people read the comments section of Web sites, but the ones here might be a good starting point for a discussion on whether the U.S. Constitution is properly taught in the nation’s schools

  • Joanna

    I”m afraid to look!

  • Curt C.

    I skimmed it for you, Joanna, but the amount of text in all caps scared me off right quick.

    I wonder if Lampley could have gotten away with reciting the pre “red scare” pledge. You know, the one without the “one nation under God” part.